TAFL Fellowships

Fellowships in teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) are offered annually to full-time students who wish to pursue a master's degree in TAFL and to acquire language teaching experience at AUC.


  • Open to all nationalities
  • Full admission to the TAFL program
  • For new graduate degree-seeking students; satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements to the TAFL program
  • Bachelor degree with a minimum overall grade point average GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • For continuing students; to retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 
  • Special consideration in selection is given to those with previous TAFL experience and/or excellent qualifications in the Arabic language
  • Financial need


One semester subject to review every semester for satisfactory academic performance


The fellowship covers:

  • Tuition fees for a maximum of nine credits per semester
  • Stipend
  • Medical service and health insurance fees (for international fellows)

Responsibilities of Fellows

  • Fellows teach eight hours of Arabic per week
  • A teaching assistantship mandatory training must be completed if the fellow is involved in teaching assistantship duties. The training needs to be completed only once
  • For details and more information about teaching assistantships, click here

To Apply

Step 1: Check how to apply and submit the online application
Step 2: Complete and submit the online fellowship application

Deadlines: April 15 for the fall semester

For inquiries, send an email.